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Coventry City are relegated to League Two

Plastic pigs are cleared off the pitch after being thrown by protesting Coventry City fans Photo: PA

Coventry City have been relegated to the fourth tier of English football for the first time in almost 60 years.

This follows a 1-1 draw to Charlton which means The Sky Blues will be playing their football in League Two next season.

The game was delayed by 10 minutes as fans threw pigs onto the pitch at the start of the game.

Coventry City had previously spent one year in the fourth tier back in the 1958/59 but were promoted immediately.

The Sky Blues were one of the founding members of the Premier League and remained there for nine years being relegated in 2001.

This is a different story compared to two weeks ago when Coventry City won the Checkatrade Trophy at Wembley, their first visit to the national stadium in 30 years.

Coventry City's Jordan Turnbull and Charlton Athletic's Josh Magennis battle for the ball Credit: David Davies/EMPICS Sport

Having won only eight games all season, relegation has been expected by their fans for some time now.

With all the off-field issues, the fans unhappiness about the running of the club, the sacking of two managers, it has been quite a tumultuous season that has been ended in relegation.

In the year that the club celebrates it’s 30th anniversary since winning the FA Cup, the club will be preparing for life in League Two.